CHILDREN at a Port Glasgow school have been trained in how to save a life.

Heart Start Inverclyde co-ordinator Glen Miller and his fellow instructor Linda McDowell gave the primary seven class at St Francis one of the most important lessons they will ever learn.

The class were brought up to speed on resuscitation by the volunteers, who run the British Heart Foundation training programme.

Pupils were also given training on using a defibrillator during the session, delivered as part of the school's health awareness week.

Glen, who has been running Heart Start Inverclyde for nearly 20 years, said: "It is always great to go along and work with the pupils.

"They really enjoyed the sessions.

"I think there is more awareness of CPR now with the Scottish Government's campaign.

"It gives the children important life skills and can make a real difference if needed."

Heart Start Inverclyde are currently appealing for help to find permanent premises, so that they can run more sessions to train as many people in Inverclyde as possible.

Glen added: "We would like a place of our own so that we can run more sessions."

St Francis' Primary head teacher Ann Marie Mullan says she was delighted to welcome the team along to her school.

She told the Tele: "The pupils enjoyed learning very important life skills and our health awareness week was very successful."

If anyone can help Heartstart Inverclyde find premises contact Glen Miller on 07932 477520.,